I couldn’t get the internet to work, so I decided to bake a batch of brownies. The only problem was that I didn’t have all the right ingredients for it, so I compromised – Do you think it worked?
- 190g unsalted butter
- 185g chocolate (I had half Galaxy and half cooking chocolate)
- 130g plain flour
- 100g chocolate spread (I used Nutella)
- 3 large eggs
- 275g caster sugar
- 40g chopped hazlenuts or choc chunks or fudge pieces etc. (I had chopped hazlenuts)
Easy to do, just put the chocolate and the butter into separate bowls and microwave until melted. With cooking chocolate you have to do it 20 seconds at a time or the chocolate might curdle. Mix the butter and chocolate together and leave to cool.
Put the eggs and sugar into a mixer and whisk. It may take up to 10 minutes depending on your mixer for it to go light and fluffy in colour and texture. When the mix leaves a trail if you dip a spoon in, it is ready.
Fold the butter/chocolate mix into the eggy mix until completely mixed.
Put the chocolate spread / Nutella into the microwave for 1 minute
Sift the plain flour into the bowl and fold into the mixture. Try using a figure of eight in alternation with a regular fold.
Fold the nutella into your mixture.
Fold the hazlenuts, or chocolate chunks into the mix. When it is ready the mix will look like a treackly gooey mix.
Pour the mix into a greased baking tray. Mine is a rectangle shape about 20cms long.
Bake for approx 45 minutes until the side begin to shrink and the middle doesn’t wobble when you shake the tin.
Wait until the brownie is completely cool, cut and turn out of baking tray.
Voila – Verdict – They were too nice to leave lying around. Sadly I will have to make them again.